A.J. Christoff

Biography

Position: Defensive Backs, Linebackers

A.J. Christoff brings more than three decades of football knowledge from both the collegiate and NFL levels to Football University. His coaching career started at the University of Idaho in 1963. In 1977, he landed his first job at the University of Oregon as a defensive coordinator. After six seasons at Oregon, Christoff continued sharing his defensive expertise with other universities such as Stanford, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Alabama, UCLA, Colorado, University of Southern California and Cincinnati.

Christoff's teams appeared in a total of 12 bowl games including the Aloha Bowl (1984 & 1995), Hall of Fame Bowl (1987), Sun Bowl (1988 & 1991), Sugar Bowl (1989), Fiesta Bowl (1990), Rose Bowl (1993), Holiday Bowl (1996), Aloha Classic (1998), Motor City Bowl (2001) and New Orleans Bowl (2002).

Christoff played a major role on collegiate coaching staffs and worked with a host of Hall of Famer's, All-American's and Super Bowl Champions.

Coaching Career

  • University of Idaho (1963-1967)
  • Oregon State (Grad Asst – 1972)
  • New Mexico (1973-1974)
  • Idaho (1975-1976)
  • Oregon (1977-1982)
  • Stanford (1983, 2003-2004, 2006)
  • Notre Dame (1984-1985)
  • Georgia Tech (1986)
  • Alabama (1987-1989)
  • UCLA (1990-1994)
  • Colorado (1995-1998)
  • USC (2000)
  • University of Cincinnati (2001-2002)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2008-2009)